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The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks
Objectives, Main Features, Advantages
The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks is governed by two treaties: the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, which dates from 1891, and the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement, which was adopted in 1989, entered into force on December 1, 1995, and came into operation on April 1, 1996. Common Regulations under the Agreement and Protocol also came into force on that date. The Madrid System is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which maintains the International Register and publishes the WIPO Gazette of International Marks.
Publication year: 2016
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Regulations as in force on April 1, 2016
The system of international registration of marks is governed by the Madrid Agreement. The Protocol relating to that Agreement aims at rendering the Madrid system more flexible and more compatible with the domestic legislation of certain countries which had not been able to accede to the Agreement.
Guide to the Deposit of Microorganisms under the Budapest Treaty
The purpose of this Guide is to present in a systematic manner information on the procedures and requirements concerning the deposit of microorganisms and to give practical advice to persons depositing microorganisms for patent purposes, on the one hand, and to anyone wishing to obtain samples of such microorganisms, on the other hand.
WIPO Development Tools and Services
This brochure describes specific development tools and services provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). These tools and services respond to WIPO Development Agenda recommendations and reflect over 30 years of practice and experience in development assistance.
Publication year: 2015
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
Common Regulations (as in force on January 1, 2015)
The system of international registration of industrial designs is governed by this Agreement. The objectives of the system are two-fold. Firstly, it offers the possibility of obtaining protection for industrial designs in a number of States through a single deposit made with the International Bureau of WIPO. Secondly, by having a single registration with effect in several countries, the subsequent management of the protection obtained is also made much easier.
Guide to the International Registration of Industrial Designs under the Hague Agreement
This Guide is primarily intended for applicants and holders of international registrations of industrial designs, as well as officials of the competent administrations of the Member States of the Hague Union. It leads them through the various steps of the international registration procedure and explains the essential provisions of the Hague Agreement.
PATENTSCOPE: Search and CLIR
The PATENTSCOPE search engine gives access to the patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and to patent documents of participating National and Regional Patent offices. It is the most up-to-date source for PCT applications and related documents and is updated on a weekly basis. It is a FREE search system available on the internet.
PATENTSCOPE Search: The User's Guide
The PATENTSCOPE search is the free of charge search service provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) that allows you to access millions of patent documents, namely: International Patent Applications under the PCT Regional and national patent collections from all participating countries.
WIPO Guide to Using Patent Information
This Guide aims to assist users in searching for technology information using patent documents, a rich source of technical, legal and business information presented in a generally standardized format and often not reproduced anywhere else. Though the Guide focuses on patent information, many of the search techniques described here can also be applied in searching other non-patent sources of technology information.